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    Posted 7 years ago

    Agram.m
    (740 items)

    It's been two years since I wrote an article with the help of Senior Editor Ben Marks of Collector Weekly about my visit to the only jewelry museum in the world in Pforzheim, Germany. You can read this article with beautiful pictures of some of the antique jewelry once admired through the link:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/treasures-of-the-incomparable-pforzheim-jewelry-museum/
    A few weeks ago I visited for the second time after the impressive rebuilding our national museum in Amsterdam (our capital) the RIJKSMUSEUM.
    Besides the truly magnificent historic building and the huge art collection of a large number of famous Dutch painters, to name a few:
    Rembrandt (WITH THE NACHTWACHT also admired by your president Barack Obama) Vincent van Goch, Johannes Vermeer. This time I'm gone to see the special collection of antique jewelry present.
    I leave you hereby a few photos. Of course, this collection is not as large and extensive as in Pforzheim still quite nice and a small selection of different periods in time. And my trip was really worth it.

    The first picture is a brooch made by Augusto Castellani Alessandro Castellani, ca. 1860 - 1875. Made of gold and glass. It has the shape of a Greek cross with a mosaic executed in Greek inscription: 'light' and 'life'.

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning!!
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      SEAN68 thanks for loving. You will understand these stunning jewelry are not mine but from the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam as you can read hereby. The first Micro Mosaic brooch made by the famous jeweler Castellani.
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Agram.m!!! yes I have understood , but divine!!!
    4. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this!
    5. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      Jewels, thanks for your nice comment and loving.
    6. wpj wpj, 7 years ago
      Thank you for posting these. Those are stunning pieces.
      The third one is my favorite but they all deserve to be in
      a museum for sure. Gorgeous!!!
    7. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      wjp thanks for your comment and of course I agree stunning pieces!
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Really enjoyed. Almost skipped as the 1st pic didn't really grab my attention much.
    9. inky inky, 7 years ago
      I really!!! like the first one...very smart me thinks!...can just see it on a nice tailored suit or jacket...all lovely!...:-)
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Only you inky! How do you know it is "on a nice tailored suit or jacket"? Must be where imagination kicks in. If I'm not comatose when Bob leaves, I'll give a ring. He brought another batch of brownies! He has become a legion!
    11. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 7 years ago
      Thanks Agram! I hope to visit the museum soon, and now I know I cannot miss the jewellery section. Wonderful pieces.
    12. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      aghcollect thanks for looking and loving
    13. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      inky, if I had this brooch really in my possession, I would like to wear it and as you say on a nice jacket or something. But because of the preciousness I'd be afraid to lose. This brooch is after all, a masterpiece of the master, also in the field of Micro Mosaic, Castellani. But thank you for spontaneous fun comment!
    14. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      kyratango, PatSea, vetraio50, Cormoran1925, and racer4four thanks you all for interest and loving.
    15. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      BelleEpoque, thanks for your loving and interest. Please be aware when you visit the Rijksmuseum, as I wrote in the intro you can find the jewelry at the section: Special Collections !
    16. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 7 years ago
      Fantastic to see such treasures. Do you know the significance of the Greek letters on the Castellani Brooch?
    17. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      kiwipaul, thanks for your comment. And yes I know the significance of the Greek letters on the Castellani Brooch. This brooch in the shape of a Greek cross with a mosaic executed in Greek inscription: 'light' and 'life'.
    18. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 7 years ago
      Very cool, presume this refers to John 8:12 - Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life"
    19. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      kiwipaul thanks for your valuable addition.
    20. Agram.m Agram.m, 7 years ago
      lisa and valentino97 thanks for loving
    21. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
      I especially love the Greek cross!
    22. IVAN49 IVAN49, 3 years ago
      Micro-mosaic image 1.
      Phos Zoe Cross is comprised of the Greek cross acting as a type of ancient crossword with the words PHOS (“light”) and ZOE (“life”). The crossed words reflect the crucified Christ, proclaiming him as the “Light” (PHOS) and the “Life” (ZOE) of the world.

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